With the reveal of the next Xbox now less than two days away, Microsoft is slowly bringing up the hype for the event on Tuesday beginning at 1 pm Eastern time at its Redmond, Washington headquarters. Today, the UK social marketing manager of the Xbox division, Graeme Boyd, released an image on his Twitter account that has all of the company's previously released versions of the Xbox in one infographic.
The image begins with the original Xbox, launched in 2001, with two rare special editions, translucent green and crystal edition, that were released in 2003 and 2004, respectively. It wasn't until the launch of the Xbox 360 in 2005 that Microsoft went nuts with lots of different versions.
Some of your may have forgotten that the original Xbox 360 design had a faceplate that could be removed and replaced with a number of different designs. Microsoft also released two other special editions for that version in 2007; one for the launch of Halo 3 and another for the Simpsons movie, both with custom artwork for the cases.
The black version of the first Xbox 360, called the Xbox 360 Elite, came out in 2007 as well. It spawned three special game editions in 2010 with custom artwork; Resident Evil 5, Final Fantasy XIII and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. In 2010, Microsoft launched a full redesign of the Xbox 360's case, calling it the Xbox 360 S. The black case also had several special versions released to tie in with game launches; Halo Reach in 2010, Gears of War 3, Star Wars: Kinect and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 in 2011 and Halo 4 in 2012. Microsoft also released a basic white version of the Xbox 360 S in 2012.
So, will Microsoft reveal the look of the next Xbox on Tuesday? The odds are that Microsoft will indeed show off what the next Xbox's case design will be like and it certainly should be the topic of much debate, no matter what it turns out to be.
Source: Graeme Boyd on Twitter | Image via Microsoft